ram·​bler | \ ˈram-blər How to pronounce rambler (audio) \

Definition of rambler

1 : one that rambles
2 : any of various climbing roses with long flexible canes and rather small often double flowers in large clusters

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Examples of rambler in a Sentence

These roses are ramblers, so they will eventually cover the fence. a rambler her whole life, my aunt is likely to send me a postcard from just about any corner of the world

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On a sunny Sunday stroll through Beacon, a couple of ramblers are wearing straw trilbies in the farmers’ market. James Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, "A tip of the hat to history," 3 Sep. 2019 Texas Hill Country ramblers, search no more for a new chic stay. Connie Dufner, Dallas News, "An LBJ-era roadside inn finds new life as a charming overnight for Texas travelers," 11 Aug. 2019 So the two brothers in Augusta, Ga., began working in a machine shop on their own fairway rambler. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "B.F. ‘Bev’ Dolan Rode a Golf Car All the Way to the Top Job at Textron," 9 Mar. 2018 Around the world, ramblers and cave explorers often stumble across new caverns, and sinkholes open up without warning on suburban streets. Jake Maxwell Watts, WSJ, "What Lies Beneath? Vague Mapping Complicates Thai Cave Rescue," 8 July 2018 The agents had just what Stephen Craig Paddock was looking for -- a 2000-square-foot, two-bedroom stucco rambler on a cul-de-sac. Scott Glover And Ann O'neill, CNN, "Sources: Vegas killer paid cash for property, privacy," 4 Oct. 2017 The road he was found near remains an unpaved thoroughfare, but the field now hosts a pine grove and one-story ramblers on spacious, pastoral lots. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "Killers meant to 'send a message,' sheriff says of 1983 slaying," 20 Oct. 2017 The regulations, passed 5-1 by the island’s City Council late Tuesday, are the result of a yearlong effort to address residents’ concerns about gleaming new mega-homes towering over single-story ramblers built half a century ago. Mike Rosenberg, The Seattle Times, "Mercer Island, land of the luxury home, cracks down on building mansions," 20 Sep. 2017 A few minutes later, the helicopter landed in Beltsville, Md., and the president and first lady rode in a motorcade to the Butlers’ beige brick rambler in College Park Woods. Deneen L. Brown, Washington Post, "The day President Reagan comforted a black family who had a KKK cross burned on its lawn," 27 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of rambler

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of rambler

chiefly British : a person who goes on long walks for pleasure
: a plant that grows up and over fences, walls, etc.

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